Originally posted by shavixmir
Obviously one loves a great little conspiracy theory. And nobody seems to be spouting international conspiracy theories like Iranian leaders. The problem being that listening to Iranian leaders is like having sharp needles stuck into one's ears (much like sitting in evangelical churches, I may add).
I was just watching CNN (add that to the list of tortu ...[text shortened]... s this a case of just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you.
A very fun theory. Unfortunately, I must debunk it.
1. Iranian leaders say Britain and the US are behind the whole unrest.
And Islamic Jihad says the Mossad is behind 9/11. The Mossad is an evil bunch of jerkbags, certainly, but really? 9/11? Same with this. Iran has many good things about it, and the US and Britain not really, but really?
2. The international community (does this include Lichtenstein, I find myself pondering) condemns the holding of prisoners by Iranian authorities without them having lawyers (And I find myself wondering if the US mumbled anything along those lines...).
And this supports the assertion because ....
I mean, it's not like the US, Israel or Britain's rhetoric towards Iran has been unbiased the last...uh... 40 years or so. And the US did finance the Iraquee war against Iran in the 80's.
If you'll recall, the US financed both sides. It did not do it because of ideological agreement with either, but because of realpolitik. The US has little to gain from another war like this right now.
And the US did finance various "revolutions" in the former Soviet block (like the orange revolution).
A dark period in the country's history. Of course, the US also funded Saddam. Look how that
"revolution" ended up.
I wonder, on a side track to do with point 2, if the international community does more than condemn Iran for the holding of these prisoners, what perspective that shines on this discussion, for the US was only condemned, and nothing else, for exactly the same.
Are you referring to Roxana Saberi? Because she was a CIA agent.
Any ideas? Is it really just paranoid delusions? What with a major US offensive in Afghanistan for no apparant reason, is this a case of just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you.
No apparent reason?? There's a reason all right. And I can compress said reason to six letters: E-M-P-I-R-E